Healthy seed growth depends on various things: warmth from the sun, adequate moisture, and fertilizer. Hydrograss technologies involve a machine application process where seed, water, and a combination of mulch and other additives are mixed to form a slurry. The slurry is sprayed onto the ground to form vegetation cover for soil erosion control. The goal of hydroseeding and erosion control is to cut down the environmental impact of surface run-off, which ultimately can have negative consequences for waterways, fauna, and flora.
Hydroseeding and Soil Erosion Control
Erosion control is gradually gaining scrutiny in the building and the engineering industry as a method of keeping the soil healthy. Construction, mining activities, and deforestation leave the land bare and infertile. The land can no longer support plant growth as the topsoil washes away. The process of hydroseeding replenishes the soil. To combat this erosion hydro grass seed companies produce a unique all in one grass seed, mulch and fertilizer mixture that is used to cover the area. While planting next to a building, the soil drops a minimum of two inches per 100 feet to ensure the surface water drains away from the building.
With that in mind, here are five benefits of hydroseeding:
1. Water Retention
With its ability to hold up its weight in water, hydroseeding proves to be the best method for fast and healthy germination of your lawn. The hydrograss mix, fiber mulch, and tackifiers help anchor the root system deep into the ground. Fast-growing grass isn’t enough; it requires developing deep, strong roots to help retain the root system.
The popularity of hydroseeding use is in commercial and residential lawns, hillside stabilization, soil renovation, vegetation restoration, and many other applications. Hydrograss can be economically seeded over large areas where other seeding methods may not be easy to accomplish. The hydroseeding slurries have a non-toxic green colorant that turns into a lush green surface that shades the Soil for a healthy growing environment.
Hydroseeding provides an ideal environment for the steady growth of grass lawns. It covers an area evenly forming a barrier to keep the seed stabilized. Additionally, the ground has better moisture retention and is rich in fertilizer and other nutrients. Hydroseeding covers vast and inaccessible areas such as steep slopes and is feasible for covering projects like golf courses.
4. Suppress Weed Growth
Many view weeds as merely pesky problems that make their lawns look unpleasant. They do not realize that the weeds affect environmental sustainability. As an example, soil erosion could be worse, mainly after weeds overtaking and dominating the perennial grasses. Hydroseeding can limit weed growth as most mixtures are effectively free from weed seeds.
5. Improve the Quality of Existing Soil
Sites where the soil quality is poor, hydrograss is often relied upon to establish a lush and healthy grass lawn. Adding inorganic and organic soil conditioners provide nutrients to near-by plants improving Soil’s aeration and drainage.
As a commercial developer, choosing the appropriate hydroseeding contractors is critical to the results you receive. Quality hydrograss seeds have good germination rates, eliminating undesirable elements like stems and weed seeds. Hydroseeding provides an effective way to prevent erosion and support a healthy lawn for your space.